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With parent consent is it still illegal for a 18 year old to have sex with a 14 year old?

Steubenville, OH |

I know someone who is going through a problem with a 18 year old having sex with a 14 year old and they both do not want to believe that it is illegal for them to have sex because her parents agree to it.

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A criminal law specialist can chime in, but I am unaware of any exception that permits a parent to allow their child to be a victim of statutory rape. In fact, I believe that the parents may open themselves up to criminal charges for contributing to the crime.

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people are tryin to get that in both of there heads but they dont want to listen. They both said they talked to the cops about it and they cops told them that it is okay.


Yes it is illegal. The 18 year old is facing very serious criminal charges that could carry lifetime penalties.

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